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Health Tip: Look for Suspicious Changes in the Breasts

Health Tip: Look for Suspicious Changes in the Breasts

10/27/11

(HealthDay News) -- The early stages of breast cancer may trigger few or no warning signs. But symptoms may become more obvious as the cancer grows.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions these symptoms that could signal breast cancer:

  • A just-discovered lump in the breast or beneath the armpit.
  • Any area of the breast that begins to swell or thicken.
  • Irritation or dimpled appearance of the breast's skin.
  • Flaking skin or reddening of the breast, notably of the area surrounding the nipple.
  • Sore nipples or nipples that appear to be drawn in.
  • Discharge from the nipples that isn't breast milk.
  • Any pain or change in the shape or size of the breast.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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